Amrapali Maitra

Amrapali Maitra is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and a medical anthropologist. She writes about care, culture, and the human experience of medicine. Her essays have appeared in McSweeney’s, Catapult, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. She is on Twitter @amrapalimaitra.
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Pandemic Files

The First Nerve

Losing the sense of smell might seem trivial, but a person’s identity can go with it
Amrapali Maitra
July 21, 2020